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  • Buckbee banjos were the first mass produced banjos in the U.S. This historic 5-string open back has a metal clad rim, an ebony fingerboard, and a mahogany neck and dowel stick. It needs work but has good bones. With gigbag (needs head, pegs, strings nut, brackets, bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS)
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • Shop project
  • SN N/A
  • 1880s
  • GC (needs head, tuners, strings nut, brackets, bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • Satin natural finish
  • ~24" scale
  • Metal clad wood rim
  • 10-1/8" skin head (broken-needs replacement)
  • Mahogany dowel stick
  • 11 hooks and nuts (2 changed nuts - missing 9 hooks/nuts)
  • A.G. Wood tailpiece
  • Mahogany neck 
  • Dobson heel
  • 18-fret ebony fingerboard with dot markers
  • "V" neck profile
  • Black peghead overlay
  • 1-11/32" nut slot (needs nut replacement)
  • 1 remaining bone tuning peg
  • Gigbag
  • Made in USA

Buckbee (Unmarked) openback banjo (1880's)

AS-IS
Used

SKU: 60U-211382

Regular price
$275 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$275 USD
Buckbee banjos were the first mass produced banjos in the U.S. This historic 5-string open back has a metal clad rim, an ebony fingerboard, and a mahogany neck and dowel stick. It needs work but has good bones. With gigbag (needs head, pegs, strings nut, brackets, bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS)
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More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880
  • Shop project
  • SN N/A
  • 1880s
  • GC (needs head, tuners, strings nut, brackets, bridge, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • Satin natural finish
  • ~24" scale
  • Metal clad wood rim
  • 10-1/8" skin head (broken-needs replacement)
  • Mahogany dowel stick
  • 11 hooks and nuts (2 changed nuts - missing 9 hooks/nuts)
  • A.G. Wood tailpiece
  • Mahogany neck 
  • Dobson heel
  • 18-fret ebony fingerboard with dot markers
  • "V" neck profile
  • Black peghead overlay
  • 1-11/32" nut slot (needs nut replacement)
  • 1 remaining bone tuning peg
  • Gigbag
  • Made in USA